Briefly.co.za takes a look at some South African responses to yesterdays historical adoption of the land reform report
Yesterday was a historic day for the country as the National Assembly saw MPs agreeing to amend the Bill of Rights for the first time in the democratic history of South Africa.
Briefly.co.za reported that this came following the Constitutional review committee adopting its final report recommending the Constitution should be amended to allow for expropriation of land without compensation. The ANC, EFF as well as other smaller parties managed to gain enough support to pass the report.
The motion incited joyous responses from some, elated that the ANC had made good on their promise to return land seized during Apartheid. EFF members also rejoiced in their party's success in achieving this moment.
Parties that opposed the movement, such as the Democratic alliance and COPE, had not been in a celebratory mood, vowing to fight the motion to the bitter end and voicing their disapproval in the move to amend the Bill of Rights.
Here are a few comments from people who voiced their opinions on the matter:
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